dinner at alice’s – i love wednesdays June 7, 2008

Filed under: baked goods,beets,food,pie,potatoes,produce,savory,shepherds pie,vegan — insomnisnack @ 1:33 pm

I enjoy every moment spent at this wonderful, warm home of 13. Everyone is inclusive, interesting, kind, and welcoming. Household members share cooking duties, and this night Alice “cleaned the fridge”, finding red quinoa (true?), lentils, golden and chioggia beets, carrots, cabbage, favas, and potatoes. Let me set the stage.  I arrive to find Alice in the kitchen with her “Yodeling Mad: Best of Country Yodel” CD playing, and she greets me with the phrase, “Everything is going in.” Into what, you might ask? Eight shepherd pies! She’s bought yummy vegan crusts, and we step by step assemble her vision into mounds of comfort and belly joy. After topping each pie with a generous helping of mashed potatoes, Alice drizzled them with olive oil, and applied pinches of sea salt and rosemary. I want to eat like this every night.

(photo credit – Glenn Bachmann)


5 Responses to “dinner at alice’s – i love wednesdays”

  1. thomas Says:

    Alecia – oh how i miss that smile! i live for your bight energy, love always…

  2. insomnisnack Says:

    aww! I miss your smile, too. You are so often in my thoughts, Thomas. Sending you a gigantic, long-lasting hug right now 🙂

  3. denisem718 Says:

    Shepherd’s pie is one of my favorite dishes. In fact, I was going through all of the recipes I have clipped lately (ok, not lately, I probably had a pile of clippings going back to the end of last year) and when I filed them all away, I had 4 different recipes for Shepherd’s pie.

    But I don’t have one for a vegetarian version. Hint, Hint.

  4. insomnisnack Says:

    i’m not even sure alice followed a recipe, but i did get to watch her /participate step by step, and given the incredible night and meal, the pie cooking detail burned on my brain. will try to update entry w/ recipe soon. also, the beauty of it is that really – anything can go in!

  5. Maria Says:

    do you have the recipe?

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